Happy Birthday January!

January with EtsyChai

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is named after Janus (Ianuarius), the Roman god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) – January is the door to the year. ….Beginning in the 16th century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year.*


Be sure to say “Happy Birthday” to EtsyChai members celebrating in January:

Hema, January 1st of Anjali Creations:

Laura, January 5th of Laura Bolter Design:

Penelope, January 23rd of Clay Beads and More:

January facts & trivia*:

  • Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (wolf month) and Charlemagne's designation Wintarmanoth (winter/cold month). 
  • January's birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy.
  • January’s flower is the Dianthus caryophyllus or Galanthus… Pink Carnations & Snowdrops!
  • January is known as National Soup month in America.
  • The 1st Football Super Bowl Game was held at the LA Coliseum in January.

*Sources: en.wikipedia.org, socyberty.com

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Ooty said...

happy new year =)

april said...

I just learned from my daughter, who is currently visiting Israel, that Israelis use the phrase "Sylvester Sameach" (Happy "Sylvester")after the patron saint of the Gregorian Calendar's New Year's Day, emphasizing the celebration's Christian underpinnings and differentiating it from Rosh Hashanah.